Lost in Space (2018 TV series)

Lost in Space is an American science fiction television series remake of the 1965 series of the same title, following the adventures of a family of pioneering colonists whose ship goes off course. Zack Estrin will serve as showrunner . [1]

Plot

The series is set in the year 2046. The spaceship Jupiter 2 hits a rip in spacetime and crashes on a planet. Stranded light years from their intended destination, the Robinsons and company find themselves battling a strange new alien environment and their own personal demons.

Cast

  • Toby Stephens as John Robinson, the expedition commander. [2]
  • Molly Parker as Maureen Robinson, a fearless and brilliant aerospace engineer who makes the decision to bring her family to space for a chance at a new life on a better world. [3]
  • Ignacio Serricchio as Don West, a roughneck smuggling luxury goods on the side who finds in the Robinsons the family he never thought he would find. [4]
  • Taylor Russell as Judy Robinson, John and Maureen’s eldest child. [5]
  • Maxwell Jenkins as Will Robinson, the youngest Robinson child. [2]
  • Mina Sundwall as Penny Robinson, one of the Robinson children. [6]
  • Parker Posey as Dr. Smith [7]

Recurring

  • Raza Jaffrey as Victor, a well groomed, educated and officious man with a sense of entity. Victor has been a career builder and politician from a young age. There is arrogance and impatience about him. All this masks the underlying fear that he is one day be found out – that he is not quite good enough. [8]

Production

On October 10, 2014, it was announced that Legendary Television was developing a new reboot of Lost in Space and had hired Dracula Untold screenwriting duo Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless to pen the new series. [9] [10] On June 29, 2016, Netflix ordered the series with 10 episodes. [11] [12]

Toby Stephens: “It’s a very clever, modern reworking of a great story.” Lost In Space is a Swiss family Robinson in space, so it was a story that existed before Lost In Space . That it’s a family that is lost in a difficult, life-threatening situation and how it challenges them and brings them closer together. “That is essentially what the story of this is, it’s just a lot more modern. It’s a more modern take on the 60s version. If you look at it now, it’s charming, but it seems so innocent. Whereas this is a version that is for our time. I’m hoping it will still have humor and humanity in it, but it has obviously gotta be for a modern audience. ” [13]

References

  1. Jump up^ Holloway, Daniel (June 29, 2016). ” Lost in Space Reboot Ordered to Series by Netflix” . Variety . Retrieved August 31,2016 .
  2. ^ Jump up to:b Andreeva, Nellie (September 20, 2016). “Toby Stephens To Topline ‘Lost in Space’ Netflix Remake, Maxwell Jenkins To Co-Star” . Deadline.com .
  3. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 28, 2016). “‘Lost In Space’: Molly Parker To Star In Netflix Series Remake” . Deadline.com .
  4. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 13, 2016). “‘Lost In Space’: Ignacio Serricchio To Play Don West In Netflix Remake” . Deadline.com . Retrieved December 13, 2016 .
  5. Jump up^ Ausiello, Michael (September 16, 2016). “Lost in Space: Netflix Remake Casts Falling Skies Alum as Judy Robinson” . Tvlinecom . Retrieved September 16, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (2016-12-16). “‘Lost In Space’: Mina Sundwall To Play Penny Robinson In Netflix Remake” . Deadline . Retrieved 2016-12-16 .
  7. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (November 22, 2016). “‘Lost In Space’: Parker Posey Joins Netflix Series Remake” . Deadline.com . Retrieved November 22, 2016 .
  8. Jump up^ Petski, Denise (March 30, 2017). ” ‘ Lost In Space’: Raza Jaffrey Set To Recur In Netflix Series Remake” . Deadline.com . Retrieved March 30, 2017 .
  9. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 9, 2014). ” Lost In Space : Reboot In The Works At Legendary TV With Dracula Writers” . Deadline.com . Retrieved August 31, 2016 .
  10. Jump up^ Ching, Albert (November 20, 2016). ” Lost in Space Remake in Development at Netflix” . Spinoff.comicbookresources.com. Archived from the original on December 11, 2015 . Retrieved August 31, 2016 .
  11. Jump up^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 29, 2015). ” Lost In Space Remake Picked Up To Series By Netflix” . Deadline.com . Retrieved August 31, 2016 .
  12. Jump up^ Redmon, Stuart (June 30, 2016). “Netflix’s Lost in SpaceRemake Coming in 2018″ . Nerd Much? . Retrieved August 31,2016 .
  13. Jump up^ “Lost In Space: Toby Stephens teases Netflix’s” modern “retelling . Den of Geek . Retrieved 2017-02-21 .

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